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The medieval fortified abbey Mont-St-Michel is a beautiful place in Normandy, France. Mont-St-Michel is a top-rated tourist destination.

In the 8th century, St. Aubert, bishop of Avranches, founded a first chapel devoted to St. Michael on the island. Later, the island was converted to a medieval fortified abbey. In 1789, the abbey was closed and converted to a prison for about 90 years. Later, the mount was declared as a French historic monument. Mont-St-Michel is listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979.

The photo was taken in July, 2011.

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